Tag Archives: olympics

  • Dave Miller's role in 'Foxcatcher' is multi-dimensional

    Foxcatcher has been celebrated as one of the great movies of 2014. See how our Wrestling head, Dave Miller contributed to the film and see those Dollamur mats!

    Check out the article below!

    Dave Miller's role in 'Foxcatcher' is multi-dimensional

    12/15/2014
    Mark Palmer, InterMat Senior Writer
    mark@intermatwrestle.com, Twitter: @MatWriter

    To say Dave Miller is involved in the movie "Foxcatcher" is an understatement.

    His company, Dollamur, participated in the filming of the story of gold-medal-winning wrestlers Mark and Dave Schultz and their involvement at the Foxcatcher Farms training facility owned by multi-millionaire John du Pont by providing singlets and warm-ups used in the movie. What's more, Miller himself has a role in the film, essentially playing himself as the then-executive director of USA Wrestling, negotiating with du Pont.

    Dollamur supplied custom mats for "Foxcatcher"

    From the perspectives as a supplier and actor, Miller is able to provide a behind-the-scenes look into the making of "Foxcatcher" which debuted in a total of six theaters in New York City and Los Angeles on November 14, and is slowly being rolled out in selected cities week-by-week for the next couple months ... a strategy often employed by studios that believe that a particular film could receive Oscar nominations. In the case of "Foxcatcher", that is not a far-fetched possibility. As of this writing, most reviews have been very positive, with speculation that principal actors Channing Tatum (who plays Mark Schultz), Mark Ruffalo (Dave Schultz) and Steve Carell (John du Pont) are in the running for best actor nominations, along with possible best director honors for Bennett Miller, and even possible consideration for best picture.

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  • Marti Malloy Featured in Whidbey News Times

    Our Friend and Dollamur Athlete Marti Malloy was featured in the Whidbey News Times this past weekend. Check out the article below!

    Marti Fighting Worlds.It seems even Olympic medalists have to do their own laundry.

    Oak Harbor High School graduate Marti Malloy, who won a bronze medal in judo in the 2012 London Olympics, discussed her career during a phone interview last month in between folding clothes at a San Jose laundromat.

    Malloy said her life has become a cycle of training, flying and competing, all squeezed around graduate school.

    Winning an Olympic medal brought the expected positive impact, Malloy said, but it also stirred up some negative feedback.

    “I am a lot more confident after the Olympics,” Malloy said. “I sacrifice so much time training, it is great to see all that lead up to winning.”

    However, it is “amazing what people will say to you,” she said.

    “I get messages that are critical; I’ve seen a side of people I didn’t want to see.”

    Malloy’s athletic goals are to win a world championship and an Olympic gold medal.

    After finishing second in the World Cup last year, Malloy felt this would be her year to finish at the top of the podium ---- then she saw the draw.

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  • Dollamur Mats being used to Promote Judo in Central/South America

    The Confederacion Panamericana Judo (the Pan American Judo governing body) recently sent Dollamur mats to many of the areas of central and South America that haven't had the previous opportunity to train on high level mats.

    We at Dollamur believe those who practice sports that push the limits, such as Wrestling, Gymnastics, Martial arts, and Cheer make better communities and better citizens by those who practice them. These sports in particular challenge the mind, body, and fortitude of the individual and allow those to rise to new heights. The Dollamur Team couldn't be more proud that our mats can reach anywhere from the Olympic Stage and the World Championships to areas of the world that may not be as privileged.

    Check out the article from the International Judo Federation about Judo being practiced in the Bahamas, and take a look at some of those mats.

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  • Wrestling mats by Dollamur @ Grapple in the Garden

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    from teamusa.org

    Plenty of stars put on show at Grapple at the Garden

    The crowd of nearly 5,000 fans at the world’s most famous arena was treated to an amazing show.

    Stars like World champion Joe Warren, World silver medalist Helen Maroulis, UFC champion Frankie Edgar, and NCAA champions Bubba Jenkins and Jesse Delgado provided much of the entertainment.

    And a heavyweight from Cornell University delivered to lift his team to a dramatic win over Illinois in a battle of top-10 teams.

    The second Grapple at the Garden event offered a unique and action-packed smorgasbord program of wrestling and the supportive Madison Square Garden crowd had plenty to cheer about on Sunday.

    Jenkins won the main event in a battle of past NCAA champions at 163 pounds. Jenkins and former Penn State teammate Frank Molinaro were tied after regulation before Jenkins struck for the winning takedown to win 4-2 in overtime.

    Jenkins, a past Junior World champion in freestyle, is now competing in mixed martial arts.

    “It was a lot of fun because I got the win against a guy I don’t like that much,” Jenkins said. “I had more heart than he did. This is what I love to do and that’s what the crowd loves to see. It’s great to have a lot of MMA guys giving back to wrestling. It’s big for the sport.”

    Edgar, well-known for being hugely successful in MMA, looked dominant in recording a quick fall over Phillipe Nover. Edgar and Nover compete in the lightweight division as fighters.

    “It was great – it’s been eight years since I competed in wrestling,” Edgar said. “To be able to do this again, and my kids get to watch, it’s a blessing. Wrestling in the Garden, how can you say no to this? Wrestling is in my blood and it’s the best sport in the world. This is so cool that fans get to see a full array of wrestling out here. It’s the best of both worlds.”

    The charismatic, high-energy Warren, a World champion in Greco-Roman wrestling and a Bellator mixed martial arts champion, delivered perhaps the best show for the fans.

    Warren went for broke from start to finish, building a huge lead before body-locking and pinning Mike Torriero in his freestyle bout.

    Warren led a group of current MMA stars with wrestling ties who took part in a dual meet in freestyle wrestling. A pumped-up Warren executed a back flip in celebration of his win Sunday.

    “This was a lot of fun,” Warren said. “My first love is wrestling. We’ve got a huge Madison Square Garden full of people. This is my kind of place. Anything to help the kids and bring back wrestling, the baddest man on the planet will be there for. I was honored to be a part of this event.”

    Past World Team member Shawn Bunch, who qualified the U.S. for the Olympics in 2012 at 60 kg/132 lbs. in freestyle, earned a 2-1 win over three-time NCAA Division II champion Waylon Lowe. Bunch prevailed despite looking about 20 pounds lighter than the burly Lowe.

     

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  • Wrestling wins Olympic Vote

     

    We at Dollamur are proud and excited by the International Olympic committees decision to continue to include Wrestling in it's rightful place among the top sports in the world top stage - the Olympic Games.

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Sunday announced it voted the sport of wrestling to remain in the Olympic program as a provisional sport at the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games.  On the first vote, wrestling received 49 votes out of the 95 voters, receiving the majority of votes and winning on the first ballot.  Wrestling, which was already included in the 2016 Rio games, will next attempt to regain “core” sport status with the Olympics starting in 2028.

    for more information check out the articles and sites below

    @Flowrestling.

    TheMat.com

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